We get a ton of questions about who qualifies for an account with us, where we ship to, etc. This post will cover some of our top frequently asked questions and will break down all the things you need to know about purchasing wholesale blanks.
How can I Buy BELLA+CANVAS?
One of the most common questions we get is how to purchase BELLA+CANVAS. Well, there are two main ways you can purchase our product, either buying through any of our wholesale partners or directly at bellacanvas.com.
A wholesaler is basically a distributor of our BELLA+CANVAS product along with other apparel brands plus bags, accessories etc. The great thing about ordering through a wholesaler, is that they have warehouses all over the country that are deeply stocked in inventory, this can reduce shipping times and costs. Also, most of these wholesalers offer freight incentives. Check out a full list of our partners HERE.
The second way to buy BELLA+CANVAS is through our website, bellacanvas.com. Ordering directly through us gives you exclusive access to all our Fast Fashion styles where we’re launching something new every single month. It’s also great for those of you who are in the Los Angeles area, because we offer free pickups right at our headquarters. And we have no minimums requirements when shipping within the United States.
Another way to order BELLA +CANVAS product is through an on-demand print service, such as Printful, Custom Ink or Amazon Merch. This is great for anyone who isn’t a printer and wants a one-stop shop. When you go onto these sites just make sure you search by “BELLA+CANVAS” to view our products that they offer.
Do I Qualify for a Direct Account?
It’s sometimes easy to forget that we are a wholesale brand. But because of that, there are certain qualifications you need to meet in order to set up an account with us.
- DECORATOR: This includes contract and full-service screen printers or decorators. These printers are capable of multi service printing with multiple machine set-ups and typically print large volume orders for corporations/organizations. When approving applicants, we look for indication that you own and operate screen printing/embroidery equipment in a commercial setting.
- WHOLESALE: This includes promotional product wholesalers. If you have an ASI or PPAI membership number, you’ll likely quality under this category.
- BRAND: This includes licensed clothing brands with proof of website, ecommerce presence or retail locations.
After you fill out an account application with us, you’ll need to provide a valid resale certificate for all states in which you conduct business so we can verify your qualification. Businesses that resale goods can apply for a resale license through their individual states Department of Revenue, most states have applications available online. Each state has its own individual requirements and forms to acquire a resale license. All qualified applicants must provide a valid resale certificate for all states in which they conduct business.
While our qualification process includes all that is listed above, we must note that in limited circumstances and for particular reasons, we may authorize accounts to purchase our full line direct that are more unique. Be sure to contact customer service at email@example.com if you have any inquiries about whether you qualify or how to create a direct account.
What if I don’t Qualify for a Direct Account?
So what if you don’t fit into those three categories and you don’t qualify for an account, for example, you are a fitness gym or etsy shop? Well, there are still ways you can get BELLA+CANVAS product, such as:
- Through any qualified apparel wholesalers, such as alphabroder or S&S Activewear
- Contract and full-service screen printers, such as Shirt Agency or Deluxe Screen Printing
- Promotional Product Distributors
What about Small Businesses?
Here at BELLA+CANVAS, we are a big supporter of small businesses, even if we can’t sell directly to you guys. It’s more beneficial for you to go through a printer so you can get full package support. This means they will be able to help you from the ground-up with your projects. They can assist with design needs, plus they have immense knowledge about specialized garment printing so you’ll get a much higher print quality. They oftentimes will even do packaging and shipping for you. If you’re looking for decorators in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send over some recommendations.
Where does BELLA+CANVAS Ship?
BELLA+CANVAS ships to anywhere in the U.S., except PO boxes. We ship internationally only to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.
Please keep in mind all international orders must be ordered in full cases. Typically, a case includes 72 pieces of one style/color and size, but units can range between 12 – 96 per case depending on style and sizes ordered.
How do I locate a Specific Style?
Looking to find out how much stock we have or if a style is sold out? We have a Product Locator on our website under the Resource tab. Once you’re there, you can filter by style, color and wholesaler to help you find the stock closest to you.
How Long Will it Take to Process my Order?
Cut-off time for ground shipments is 4pm PST and for same day/express shipping, it’s 2pm PST. Typically, orders can be processed within the same day that the order is placed, but it really depends on how large the order is. For example, our cut off time is 4pm PST, but if you place a 5,000 unit order by 3pm PST, the order might not be able to be picked and processed until the next day. That’s why we usually allow for 1 – 2 business days for orders to fully process. FedEx is our carrier of choice, but feel free to provide your preferred carrier account number at check out.